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Is it legal to make website about marijuana?

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by Kostya76, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. Kostya76

    Kostya76 Registered Member

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    not to sell it. Just provide information about new developments in the industry...
     
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    Check your countries laws. China, Russia and some other have strict rules.
     
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    I posted just as you did. Ignore it.
     
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    do you concur with the first comment above?
     
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    In the USA, it's definitely legal.
     
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    even if I include a few affiliate links to sites selling bongs and other paraphernalia?
     
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    Even in the states where weed is not legal, it is legal to sell some of the stuff like bongs
     
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    Is water wet?
     
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    Now that I'm back on my desktop, I can take more time to answer your question.

    So in 2016, after the legalisation of marijuana in California, I bought a domain name and started an informational pot site with the intention of building the site up a bit and selling it. I have it monetised with affiliate links to hydroponic guides, but I had the same question as you regarding the legality of it, though I found nothing that suggests that it would be illegal to create one of these sites (that, and there are tons of these sites that have been around for years with no problem).

    The only legal problems I could find with creating one of these websites is if you decide to sell marijuana on them, but these laws in regards to packaging (e.g., you have to child-proof certain products) and distribution.
     
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    This is true remember that it must have a note saying something like "For tobacco use only"... This covers you in states that don't allow marijuana paraphernalia sales
     
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  14. Kostya76

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    thanks for taking your time to write a detailed response. Have you been able to sell your website and make a few bucks?

    My friends and I are having a friendly competition. Each of us is going to build a website from scratch and at some point in the future we will compare result to determine the winner based on the ROC. The prize is a free dinner in a nice steakhouse :)

    To be honest, my site doesn't have to be about marijuana. We have decided on a niche that our sites have to be in, but I feel like I can try to focus on the marijuana angle because the original niche is too broad.
     
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    Oh, no, the site I made is still under development; I want to get it ranking for a few terms and start bringing some traffic into it before I sell it to one of the locals.
     
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    if you dont mind me asking, what your goal in terms of valuation?